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POSTPONED: Faculty Concert Series: The Sound of SiIence

Wednesday, January 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CONCERT POSTPONED: Due to challenging weather conditions and disrupted transportation in the region, the UVic campus will close at 12:30 p.m. today


Tickets will be honoured for Sunday’s show. If you require a refund, please contact the UVic Ticket Centre once campus reopens.

Faculty Concert Series
The Sound of SiIence: Great silent films with improvised accompaniment
Featuring Bruce Vogt, piano

Step into a world where music breathes life into timeless cinematic treasures. Join us for a mesmerizing evening featuring renowned pianist and UVic School of Music faculty member, Bruce Vogt, as he takes you on an unforgettable journey through the golden age of silent films. Vogt masterfully accompanies the silent films of Ernst Lubitsch and Buster Keaton, bringing to life the emotions, laughter, and suspense through his improvisations on piano.

Die Puppe (the Doll) is a 1919 German romantic fantasy comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch and is based on the operetta La poupée by Edmond Audran (1896). Ossi Oswalda stars as both the daughter of a mechanical doll-maker and as one of his dolls, created in her image. When a wealthy baron decrees that his nephew will inherit his fortune if he marries, the reluctant young man decides to fool him by marrying a life-like mechanical doll. You can probably guess what happens next!

Keaton’s short film, The Scarecrow, follows the misadventures of two farmhands, Buster and Joe. Both fall in love with the same woman, leading to comedic competition. Their attempts to win her affection amidst various obstacles in their inventive house, result in hilarious chaos. The film showcases Keaton’s trademark physical comedy and ingenious slapstick humor, culminating in a surprising and delightful twist at the end.

This event will showcase the new 20-foot screen and laser projector recently installed in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall.

Bruce Vogt is a Canadian pianist and teacher who has received praise internationally for his mesmerizing performances, inspiring audiences across Canada and abroad. He has given recitals across Europe, as a soloist and with chamber ensembles, in such major centres as London, Paris and Prague, as well as in venues in Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania.


Pay What You Can (you choose how much you’d like to pay for your ticket):
Tier 1: $12
Tier 2: $20
Tier 3: $28
Tier 4: $35

Tickets available in advance and at the door
 (cash, credit, debit accepted). Advance tickets sales close at 12pm on Jan. 17.
All seating is general admission.
1 complimentary ticket available at the door for all UVic School of Music students.

This concert will be available as a live stream.



Wednesday, January 17
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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School of Music, University of Victoria
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Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada
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